Brightline, the only-privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, is gearing up to begin service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale after completing the Palm Beach Brightline Station in late may, receiving the fifth of their trainsets and ongoing track-work. BrightPink, the 2nd trainset to join Brightline, features many innovations from its boarding platform and aisles that exceed ADA compliance standards to complimentary Wi-Fi, powered by multiple antennas on every car. Each Brightline trainset is 100% Buy America compliant with components from more than 40 suppliers across 20 states and shows the ongoing commitment of private investment towards transportation infrastructure benefiting the public.
Brightline will help increase public transportation, get people off the congested roadways, increase business and for the first time begin to connect a state that has lacked any real form of transportation. Introductory express service will begin between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale later this summer (2017), followed by initial service to Miami in late August with an official grand opening expected in late September.